Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

We serve to support and assist researchers during their postdoctoral training at MUSC and our website aims to empower postdocs, faculty and administrators through access to information.

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The Dean of the College of Graduate Studies created the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in October 2005 in order to better address the unique needs of postdoctoral trainees. The initial goals were the revitalization of the dormant Postdoctoral Association, the evaluation of postdoctoral policies and resources, counseling of postdoctoral scholars in matters of career development, and serve as representation for MUSC postdoctoral training on the national level. 


The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) consists of the Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs and the Program Coordinator for Postdoctoral Affairs. The Assistant Dean approves all postdoctoral appointments. All mentors must have Graduate Faculty status. Funding for the OPA comes from the College of Graduate Studies and supports workshops and activities of the MUSC Postdoctoral Association (PDA). The Assistant Dean advises postdocs on issues of career development, approaches for resolving conflicts with their mentor, or any general professional or administrative issue.

Additional Information

Salary Verification Form

MUSC Diversity Information

MUSC Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

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Hal May, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology